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I Need Tips On Setting up a Rear Diff
Posted 03 October 2001 - 06:48 PM
Somebody please help me, as getting the rear diff in is all I like to get my SVX 5-Speed swap finished!
Thought I'd just swap in the Impreza Unit but the SVX Axles won't work with it.
Posted 04 October 2001 - 09:39 PM
Posted 05 October 2001 - 05:24 AM
But if you find a wrecked SVX AWD it will have a LSD in it, as it was standard equipment.
Maybe I should have kept this to myself and cornered the market on LSD's........Nah
Posted 05 October 2001 - 06:26 AM
Posted 05 October 2001 - 10:56 AM
But I've taken apart the 2 housings and the 95 Impreza Housing is smaller than the SVX, and the Ring gear has a different bolt pattern, So I have to locate a Legacy 4.11 rear diff(the one in my 91 Wagon would work, but the wife would shoot me!). Anyway I hope to have it together next week, barring anymore set-backs.
Posted 05 October 2001 - 04:42 PM
Posted 05 October 2001 - 05:39 PM
Posted 06 October 2001 - 01:19 PM
Posted 06 October 2001 - 01:31 PM
Posted 06 October 2001 - 02:30 PM
I see from your pics, you have a manual tranny in that SVX?!?!?!
I take it, it was a custom jobber right? How is it holding up, what componants did you change, etc?
I want to swap in a 5 spd into my 90 Legacy, and possible steel the rear A-arms rear diff/driveline as well, and make it AWD.
I would REALLY like to do this, but am curious what I all would need and be getting myself into.
Posted 06 October 2001 - 06:04 PM
As for componants, I'm using a 5-Speed & shifter & starter out of a 95 Impreza AWD, the rear diff out of a 93 Legacy Wagon(as the Impreza had a smaller housing not compatable with hte SVX axles),the Peddle assembly is a hybrid from an XT-6 & the original SVX setup, witch is using a Cable activated Clutch(much easier to make work in a custom setup)
The flywheel is out of a non-turbo early Legacy.
Had to do a custom crossmember, and relocate the carrier bearing forward 2", and make a 2" extension between the rear diff & the driveshaft(as the 5-Speed is 2" shorter than the auto), I also had to legthen the shifter linkage about 4".
I completely removed the TCU, had to jump the Shift lock wires and the nuetral safety switch wires, so that it would start and run.
AS for how is it holding up, well it is still up on jackstands, as its waiting for me to put the rear end in it.
I have had it started and went through the gears, everything seams to be working fine, I'm pretty excited about getting it on the road(hopefully this week) as it should really run great with a 5-speed and 4.11's(SVX's come with 3.54's)
Wish me luck!
AS I just picked up the rear diff today, and will try to switch the ring and pinion into my LSD rear diff, then put her together, hopefully in the next couple days.
Got my fingers crossed:)
Posted 06 October 2001 - 07:19 PM
I'm curious to hear how the tranny and rear end holds up. Any reason why you didn't put in a turbo legacy 5-spd? Was the gearing different. I know the turbo legacy has probably one of the stronger transmissions, and rear end setup.
Posted 07 October 2001 - 02:50 AM
Posted 07 October 2001 - 07:57 AM
the Turbo Legacy's have a hyd. Clutch, which I didn't want to fool with as there isn't a good place to mount the Clutch master cly. the cable is basically hook it up on both ends and it will work, easy to work around things.
As for holding up, I'm not planning on racing it, just driving it, for which they should hold up fine, but will let you know if I rip it out.
I've got access to a wrecked Tubo Legacy(in KY I could check to see what the engine & tranny & rear diff would cost to get shipped out to the west coast( I think it is an auto though) if you want me to check for you, let me know
Posted 07 October 2001 - 03:26 PM
Posted 07 October 2001 - 06:38 PM
On the rear end and gearing, is there a certain gearing 4.11:1 or other that is better or more common?
Posted 07 October 2001 - 07:35 PM
Posted 09 October 2001 - 08:37 PM
Posted 10 October 2001 - 05:37 AM
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